Transforming undergraduate laboratory courses with interlinked real-world challenges

Dalila Iannotta, Jenifer P. Goncalves, Raluca E. Ghebosu, Aswathi Gopalakrishnan, Justin Cooper-White, Joy Wolfram

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Undergraduate laboratory course components often provide training in various techniques without connections to an interlinked real-world scenario. This article emphasizes the benefits of longitudinal integration of research techniques to enhance learning and emphasize societal relevance. An example of a biomedical engineering challenge involving a new pandemic is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2024


  • education
  • experiment
  • microorganism
  • practical
  • scenario-based learning
  • vaccine
  • Learning
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Research Design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biotechnology


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